11.09.2010

Pinecones

Something about fall and the coming holidays always scream pinecones to me for some reason. Large pinecones to be exact. Bringing the outdoors in is always a decorating must for me. I love the organic feel I suppose.


I love the idea of making something so ordinary feel rather special. Whether in a glass box or hanging on the front door it makes for a rather lovely focal point.




This is my dining area. The lantern is a new addition and I rather adore it. The lone pinecone I stole/borrowed from my mother. She has had it since she was young. Now it adorns my table for the holidays. I rather like the simplicity of it and think adding a glass box would make it something I could leave out year round, maybe on my mantel or entry table perhaps.


Of course if I had this lovely urn and a plethora of large pinecones then it would make such a statement on my sideboard. I would also love to see it on an entry way table or dresser. Such a stunning piece it would make.

(pinecones and urn can be purchased at the French Market if you are so loving this idea)

Images via High Street Market, Cottage Living, My own, My Own}

14 comments:

Heather said...

Love the idea of decorating with pinecones, the urn looks beautifully filled up for Thanksgiving. thanks

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

I love the idea of displaying one in a glass box or by itself!
And of course your lantern is gorgeous.

abode love said...

The lantern is GORGEOUS! I love the warm copper touch in this space... really beautiful!

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Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

Paula- I LOVE your lantern. Love it.

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

The lantern is stunning, the finish is great and I am sure your mom doesn't mind the sticky fingers you have.
BTW,I still want that urn. xo

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Paula, your lantern is spectacular.. gorgeous! Love the large pinecones, I've never seen them that big, hmmm... :) xx

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

You lantern is amazing! Your dining room is beautiful!
Pine cones are my favorite thing to decorate with for the holidays too.

Rooms Bloom said...

Ooo I love the woodsy-ness of the 1st photo and the blue sofa in front!

The Rigoloso's said...

so pretty, paula.

Polish and Patina said...

Now I'm wishing I would have bought the giant sugar cones I saw this weekend. Such great ideas.

Sunny Jones said...

oh my! the lantern is UNBELIEVABLE! It MAKES that room!!!! I love the chairs you have. I can't find any that I like enough to commit to such a large purchase!

Melissa said...

Love pinecones as well. I always go out and gather them to use for the holidays

emma@themarionhousebook said...

Or how about a glass cloche for the pine cone. I know they are everywhere at the moment but I still like them. And yes, the lantern is fabulous!

Splendid Willow said...

I am also a pinecone lover! As a matter of fact, I have been looking for a while for that perfect 18K gold pinecone pendant to be used during the winter holidays. Maybe I find something this year. I love traditions.

The latern is amazing and so is the urn.

And what is that lovely art work above the sideboard?

ox, Mon